In July 2016, my buddy Brett and I decided to take a week and ride from Spokane to Glacier NP, then sail on Flathead Lake for three days, before riding back home. <Spoiler Alert! It didn't end up that way> We planned eight days from Saturday July 16 to Saturday July 23. We only had a general plan with two real objectives: Brett had never been to Glacier, so the Going to the Sun Road was a must. I had never sailed, so Brett was going to teach me. Yes, yes, Montana is exactly where everyone thinks of when wanting to learn to sail. Objective 3, actually the most important, was that we would go at whatever pace and do whatever things we felt like. The phrase that pays was "We're on Vacation!" We had a trip to the Puget Sound planned in 2015 to sail and ride through the Cascades. But a bunch of other folks bailed and this itinerary to Flathead was our back up plan. Then fire season happened, and I was unable to take time that year. We firmly committed to make this trip happen in 2016, and this time in July was the first week we could both fit into our schedules. Brett had ridden most of his life, and I had only returned to riding in 2015, but neither of us had ever camped from the back of our bikes. We both have KLR650's, mine a 2002 and Brett's a 2003. We had sexy written all over us. Now, I have hesitated to actually do this as a RR for a while due to a couple of what I see as issues. Firstly, I personally like the "up to the minute" ride reports. These that are after the fact are often very good, but don't have the spontaneous feel that I really love about current reports. Secondly, I'd have figured that what we did and where we went was nothing too uncommon. But I haven't seen any reports (in my limited searching) covering some of the spots we hit. Lastly, it's been a while and I would have rather done this when it was fresher, but I hadn't discovered this wonderful site at that time. So for better or worse, I'll inflict my thoughts and some pictures upon those that wish to come along.